This is the successful end of a long and hard fight for a safer intersection.
By Kevin Love
Published October 18, 2016
Good news! The bump-out at Herkimer and Locke that was under construction last weekis now complete.
Completed bumpout at Herkimer and Locke
This is the successful end of a long and hard fight for a safer intersection. This struggle has been extensively documented on Raise the Hammer.
The inner infrastructure standards guy in me notes that this would be even better with a "floating" safety island with the bike lane going through it, as is common in The Netherlands. This would be most important for people turning left onto Herkimer from Locke Street, as they would have that concrete island between themselves and motor vehicle traffic.
But, as the saying goes, the perfect is the enemy of the good. Compared to what we had before, this new intersection is very good!
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